Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Like a star

"Like a star" by Corinne Bailey Rae! is brilliant!! The first time I heard of the song when we were in Scotland on our west coast trip and I totally fell in love with the song and her voice. Scott was so considerate as usual and he went to the record store and get me a copy of the single when we got back to Aberdeen. =) Since we came back from our vacation, I have been listening to the same song repeatedly while I am driving and on my ipod. It is my "Scotland song"! I finally downloaded the whole album from iTune a few weeks ago. It is one of the best album I ever owned! Totally love it!! She is from Leeds, England and I believe she will be one of the Brit artists who is capable to invade the music sence here in the U.S., it's about time to welcome some talented and new voices from the UK. Oh... by the way, she was on Oprah show this afternoon! Yipee!! =)

Knitting news!! I finished "Fetching" and "Children rainbow scarf" during the weekend. Here are some pictures when I was working on them during the weekend. Both are quick projects but are fun and interesting at the same time. Especially the Children rainbow scarf, it's a bliss to see Noro Kureyon unveiling it's colour while I was working on it, it's full of surprises!

"Fetching" with Lucien Bunny!! I found him at Target and immediately fell in love with him!

Children rainbow scarf

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

May I introduce you to my lovely kids!

Please put your hands together for Snowball, Ginger, Pepper and cookie!

Hello...I am snowball, the king of the house. Don't mess with me....otherwise you will get a square go!

Hello, I am ginger, the beautiful princess who cares about sleeping and nice cool milk.

Hi, I am pepper....also known as the thief! I'm an expert at pulling food out of the trash can.

Woof! I'm cookie monster. I try to keep the kitty cats under control....but there are just too many of them. When pepper pulls the trash can over I help to eat all the scraps of food. We are partners in crime :-)

The starting point of my blogging adventure...

After reading so many inspiring and interesting knitting blogs online, I feel like I should start one for my knitting adventure too! I have been debating whether to name this blog “Bunny knits” or “The wee ewe” for quite a while. After discussing with Scott, I finally decided to go with “Wee Bunny knits” since I was born in the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese calendar. Yep! Yep! I am a bunny rabbit!! =)

I started knitting when I was about 12 year old and my very first project was a vest. A blue woolly vest that was way too big and not to mention I couldn’t even wear it in Malaysia tropical climate. Well… the reason why it was way too big is plain simple: I didn’t check my gauge. I have to admit even up until these days, I still have the tendency to dive right into a project without checking gauge; therefore it explains my preference for knitting shawls and scarves. Most of the time, gauge will not be too much of an issue when it comes to shawls and scarves. We will still be able to wear them when they are not the exact size as the pattern presented.

I have been knitting on and off since the first time I was introduced to yarns and needle by my cousin almost 20 years ago. It has always been a joy to knit up little gifts for friends and family. I have a list of project that I want to knit for myself, and yet I am still busy knitting little gifts for friends for their birthday. I love sending out my knitting gift to family and friends as I am sending out my love to them.

I did not take knitting seriously until about five months ago when we were preparing for our trip to Scotland. It would be the first time I meet Scott's mum and granny and therefore I would like to get them something nice. WhileI was looking for an idea on the gift that’s when the light bulb went off: How about a knitted gift? It would be nice as a present for our first meeting. I wanted to give them something practical and yet meaningful at the same time. Ah ha! A clapotis for mom and a Kimono shawl from folk shawl for granny!! Ever since, I am obsessively addicted to knitting and yarn! For the previous holiday season, I knitted 7 beanies and 3 scarfs forfamily and friends. I love the idea of my little knitted gifts will be keeping them warm in the winter! =)

I am currently working on a scarf, a shawl, a sweater, a pair of sock and…… Well, there are always too many WIPs going on at the same time. I will upload some pictures of my FOs and WIPs when I get a chance. =)